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Tesla Model 3: Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

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Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

Remove

  1. Open the LH rear door.

Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Release the push clips (x2) that attach the LH side rail trim to the LH side rail.

Tip: Release the top clip first (closest to the coat hanger) and work towards the trunk.

Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Release the side rail trim tethers (x2) from the side rail trim one at a time by twisting and pulling away from the trim.

Caution:

Do not remove the side rail trim tethers from the body side. If removed from the body side, the tethers will have to be replaced.

  1. Remove the side rail trim from the vehicle.

Note: Remove any remaining LH side rail trim push clips from the LH side rail, and remove all push clips from the LH side rail trim.

Install

  1. Install new push clips (x2) onto the LH side rail trim.
  2. Make sure that the side rail tethers are undamaged, and at the correct positions on the LH side rail.

Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Hook the side rail trim tethers (x2) on the side rail trim, and then position the side rail trim on the vehicle.

Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install)

  1. Firmly fasten the push clips that attach the LH side rail trim to the LH side rail.

Note: Fasten the top clip first near the coat hanger, and work towards the trunk.

Important: Make sure each clip makes an audible snap as they engage with the side rail. If there is no audible snap, the clip has not properly attached. Remove the side rail trim, inspect the clips, replace any damaged clips, and then re-install the trim.

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